Spinal Decompression Therapy

Get natural relief for your back pain in Covington and Hammond

Here at American Medical, we use spinal decompression therapy to relieve back pain and promote healing in the spine.

This treatment alleviates discomfort from herniated discs, sciatica, and other spinal conditions and restores function without the need for invasive procedures.

A patient at our clinic in Covington, LA receives spinal decompression therapy  for his back pain.
Mechanical decompression is available at our clinics in Hammond and Covington.

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal decompression therapy is a non-surgical treatment that can relieve back and neck pain while promoting the healing of intervertebral discs. It involves stretching the spine to reduce spinal discs and nerve pressure. 

This approach encourages the retraction of herniated or bulging discs by creating negative pressure in the disc. It also enhances the flow of nutrients into the disc, facilitating healing, reducing pain and improving function.

All American Medical’s Spinal Decompression Therapy

Our approach to spinal decompression therapy begins with a comprehensive evaluation to determine whether it’s right for your condition. If so, a personalized treatment plan, including spinal decompression sessions, is developed. 

During the sessions, patients are comfortably positioned on the therapy table, which is programmed based on the individual’s specific needs. The process is gentle and controlled and, for many patients, offers a relaxing experience. 

There are two main types of spinal decompression: 

Mechanical decompression

This technique uses a motorized device or traction table to apply a controlled force to the spine. The settings can be adjusted to target specific spine areas, making it a versatile treatment for various conditions.

Manual decompression

The manual approach primarily involves hands-on techniques and sometimes harnesses to apply a stretching force to the patient’s spine. The therapist can adjust the force and direction of the stretch based on the patient’s response.

Both options have the same goals: relief from pain, improved spinal function, and promotion of healing. 

Who should consider Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Potential candidates for Spinal Decompression Therapy include anyone experiencing:

  • Chronic back pain or neck pain not relieved by traditional treatments
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the limbs
  • Pain aggravated by sitting, standing, or bending
  • Limited mobility due to back or neck discomfort

If you’re struggling with these symptoms and seeking a non-surgical alternative, spinal decompression therapy may be the solution.

Complementary and alternative therapies

These complementary and alternative treatments have been known to offer benefits when combined with spinal decompression therapy:

Physical therapy

Physical therapy helps strengthen the muscles around the spine, improving stability and flexibility.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy can relax muscles, reduce tension, and promote overall well-being. We offer medical massages including massages for prenatal and postnatal women.


Addresses pain and promotes natural healing by stimulating specific points on the body.

Lifestyle modifications

Ergonomic adjustments, diet changes, and specific exercises reduce spine stress, preventing future injuries.

While these are all great methods for reducing pain, their effectiveness varies depending on the situation. When you work with our specialists, they’ll use their expertise to determine your best approach. 

How long does relief last with Spinal Decompression Therapy?

The duration of relief from spinal decompression therapy can vary widely among patients. It can depend on the severity and nature of their spinal conditions, as well as their overall health and lifestyle. 

Many patients report feeling significant pain relief after just a few sessions. However, others may require longer treatments to achieve lasting benefits.

For most patients, the relief experienced from spinal decompression therapy can be long-term. This is especially true when combined with a comprehensive treatment plan. Additionally, regular follow-up sessions may be recommended to maintain the benefits and prevent recurrence of symptoms.

It’s important to have realistic expectations and understand that Spinal Decompression Therapy’s goal is to relieve pain, promote the healing of spinal discs, and prevent future issues. Commitment to the treatment plan and recommended lifestyle changes play a crucial role in the long-term success of therapy.

Is Spinal Decompression Therapy right for you?

If you’re seeking relief from chronic back pain, spinal decompression therapy is a promising option. This non-surgical, non-invasive approach can alleviate your symptoms without the risk of addictive medications or negative effects on your daily life. 

If this sounds like the right solution, contact us here at All American Medical for a consultation. 

Our specialists will evaluate your situation to determine if spinal decompression therapy is the right approach. We’re committed to developing personalized treatment plans focused on relieving pain, improving mobility, and enhancing quality of life.

Contact us today to take the first step towards a life free from back pain. We’re ready to guide you through the process and help you achieve lasting relief.

Covington spinal decompression therapy team

Dr. Curtis and Dr. Strahl lead the experienced spinal decompression team at our Covington, LA clinic.

Dr. Chip Curtis, DC, FSCT | Chiropractor & Founder of All-American Medical
Dr. Chip Curtis, DC
Dr. Quinn Strahl, DC | Chiropractor at All-American Medical in Covington
Dr. Quinn Strahl, DC
Jenn Ledet, APRN, FNP | Nurse Practitioner at All-American Medical in Covington
Jenn Ledit, APRN, FNP

Hammond spinal decompression therapy team

Dr. Siecsnyadre and Dr. Lowder lead the experienced spinal decompression at our Hammond, LA clinic.

Dr. Craig Siecsnyadre, MD | Medical Director at All-American Medical
Dr. Craig Siecsnyadre, MD
Dr. Dylan Lowder, DC | All-American Medical in Hammond
Dr. Dylan Lowder, DC
Sandy Martin, FNP-C | Pain Management Specialist at All American Medical in Hammond
Sandy Martin, FNP
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